BTC (BTC) provides a collection of online resources, including the Partnering Center , blog, and several related email services, (referred to hereafter as "Resources") for the benefit of the global life science community. By using this site, you signify your Assent and Agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use the site.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes.


For purposes of identification, you must provide BTC with accurate, complete, and updated information required by the registration at the BTC site, at minimum, a valid email address. If you choose to purchase any of BTC's paid services, you must provide BTC with accurate, complete and updated payment data (e.g. a credit card number and expiration date).


We NEVER sell, rent or give away your name or any other personal information to individuals or organizations except if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process; enforce these Terms; respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties. Your use of the BTC website or the Service signifies acknowledgement of and agreement to our Privacy Policy.


The BTC website and its content is owned and operated by Technology Management Associates, Inc. (TMA) and contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied and owned by TMA and by other sources, and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws and may not be copied, reprinted, published, reengineered, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.


The BTC site and Content available through BTC Resources may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of BTC, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole. Such links and advertising are for your reference only; BTC is not responsible or liable for their content.

All postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ("Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the BTC site, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via BTC Resources. You understand that BTC does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through BTC Resources. The BTC site and Content available through the BTC Resources may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of BTC. BTC makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will BTC be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that BTC does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that BTC shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via BTC Resources, for violating the letter or spirit of the Terms or for any other reason.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through BTC Resources, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that BTC shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.


You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content that constitutes spam or includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in designated BTC Resources; is unlawful, deceptive, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, pornographic or is harmful to minors in any way; is unsolicited commercial advertisement; that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if posted in areas of the BTC sites which are not designated for such purposes or contact BTC users without their permission about other services, products or commercial interests; that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; that disrupts the normal flow of dialog with an excessive number of messages, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use BTC Resources; or that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through BTC Resources.

Additionally, you agree not to: collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes; use automated means to download data from BTC Resources unless expressly permitted by BTC; post irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; attempt to gain unauthorized access to BTC's computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, BTC Resources or the BTC website; or use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on BTC without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device").


You acknowledge that BTC may establish limits concerning use of BTC Resources, including the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by BTC Resources, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by BTC Resources, and the frequency with which you may access BTC Resources. You agree that BTC has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by BTC Resources. You acknowledge that BTC reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue BTC Resources (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that BTC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of BTC Resources.


BTC grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access BTC Resources for your own personal use. This license does not include any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of BTC Resources nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by BTC. A limited exception is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to BTC Resources, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable. "General purpose internet search engine" does not include a website or search engine or other service that specializes in providing data or information relating to the life sciences or listings of life science business opportunities.

BTC permits you to display on your website, or create up to 10 hyperlinks on your website to the BTC site. If the total number of such links your website exceeds 10, your use will be presumed to be in violation of these Terms, absent express permission granted by BTC to do so. You may also create a hyperlink to BTC's home page so long as the link does not portray BTC, its employees, or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of BTC Resources or any Content made available via BTC Resources for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from BTC. Use of BTC Resources beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by BTC immediately terminates said permission or license.


BTC Resources is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or through BTC Resources is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the site or the collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the sites or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of BTC. You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from BTC Resources without the express written consent of BTC, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on The BTC website. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in BTC Resources. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of BTC Resources.

Although BTC does not claim ownership of content that its users post, by posting Content to any public area of the BTC website, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to BTC an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. Furthermore, by posting Content to any public area of the BTC website, you automatically grant BTC all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Content on the BTC website by any party for any purpose.


You agree that BTC, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of BTC Resources (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within BTC Resources, for any reason, including, without limitation, if BTC believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. Further, you agree that BTC shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to BTC Resources. Further, you agree not to attempt to use BTC Services after said termination.


You agree that use of the BTC site and the service is entirely at your own risk. The BTC site and the service are provided on an "as is" or "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind.

Under no circumstances shall BTC be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages (even if BTC has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from any aspect of your use of the BTC site or BTC Resources, whether the damages arise from use or misuse of the BTC site or BTC Resources, from inability to use the BTC site or the service, or the interruption, suspension, modification, alteration, or termination of the BTC site or BTC Resources. Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or products received through or advertised in connection with the BTC site or the service or any links on the BTC site, as well as by reason of any information or advice received through or advertised in connection with the BTC site or BTC Resources or any links on the BTC site. These limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.


You agree to indemnify and hold BTC, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through BTC Resources, your use of BTC Resources, your violation of the Terms, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.


The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and BTC and govern your use of BTC Resources, superceding any prior agreements between you and BTC. The Terms and the relationship between you and BTC shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and BTC agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Cook , Illinois . The failure of BTC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of BTC Resources or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.


Please report any violations of the Terms, by flagging the posting(s) for review, or by emailing to:

Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

The laws of the State of Illinois will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.


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